Images of former PRC students.

Careers in Public Health

In the long history of the University of Iowa Prevention Research Center, many of our PRC students have gone on to rewarding public health careers….

University of Iowa third year medical student Brian Guetschow gives a flu shot to JosŽ Santos of West Liberty while classmate Sam Wagner (right) prepares another shot at West Liberty Middle School in West Liberty  on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. University of Iowa researchers are doing community-based research in West Liberty, where theyÕve worked with Latinos to improve awareness of the HPV vaccine and oral health. The group teamed up with the UI mobile clinic, which provides on-site screenings and other care and is run by students who want to be work in the medical field. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette)

Cancer Prevention in Latino Community

A team of CPH investigators, including Jason Daniel-Ulloa, are studying cancer issues in the state’s Latino population. The researchers are partnering with residents in West Liberty, IA. Read more…

Prof. Barbara Baquero at a grocery store.

Comunidades Saludables

Barbara Baquero is building connections to improve the health of rural communities, with a focus on Iowa’s growing Latino population. Read more…

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Prevention Research Centers

The Prevention Research Centers study how people and their communities can avoid or counter the risks for chronic illnesses. Read more…

Image of a school student's desk with markers, paper, and a paper plate with a cracker, cheese and grapes.

Giving kids a taste for healthy foods

Pick a better snack™  developed by the Iowa Nutrition Network in the Iowa Department of Public Health is becoming a model for other states.  Read more…


The University of Iowa Prevention Research Center offers workshops, seminars and events for the community. Discover what we have to offer you!

Active Ottumwa

In April 2012, the UI PRC began partnering with the Ottumwa community to improve the quality of life and health of Ottumwa residents.




Physical Activity Leader, Twila Foster will be leading her Mall Walking group from 5-5:30 PM tonight. Meet her at the Active Ottumwa storefront in the Quincy Place Mall (between JCPenney and Regis) for a walk around the mall. Come be active with Twila! ...

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Physical Activity Leader, Elizabeth will be doing Zumba tonight at 5PM at the Greater Ottumwa Park next to the stationary equipment. FREE, FREE, FREE! Help make Ottumwa...A City on the Move. ...

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